How can a tutor assist you in conquering CLEP English Literature?
A course in English literature is typically a standard element of general education requirements at many schools and colleges, even though many students took a similar course in high school. There are options to quickly move beyond such a basic requirement, with the College Level Examination Program's (CLEP's) English Literature test being a great example of an opportunity that could allow you to receive credit for introductory English literature courses based on the knowledge you've already gained. The CLEP English Literature exam asks questions on the material usually covered by a year-long introductory course in the subject matter. The bulk of the test is a 95-question, 90-minute, multiple-choice section that surveys authors, titles, and movements in English literature. The test also includes two writing assessments that ask you to analyze and critique English literature while also demonstrating knowledge of its broader themes and movements. Having read a play by William Shakespeare, a poem by Lord Byron, and a novel by Charles Dickens will not provide sufficient knowledge to do well on the exam. You must be intimately familiar with a wide range of authors and their specific works, as well as have a developed understanding of the broader English literary movements. When trying to attain that level of knowledge, studying on your own can be extremely difficult. Varsity Tutors can help you connect with CLEP English Literature tutors all across the country.
Tutors are gifted educators who hold advanced degrees in literature from some of the most well-respected programs in the nation. More important for your tutoring than their expertise is their devotion to working with students to achieve each person's personal educational goals. Because all tutoring is conducted in a one-on-one format, you can have your tutor's entire focus to address what you need from your CLEP English Literature tutoring. There is no one-size-fits-all plan of attack for any subject. As you study for the CLEP English Literature exam, you can work through a custom curriculum designed just for you based on your tutor's analysis of your current skill and knowledge. This involves using proven assessment tools to show what you are proficient at and where you need improvement. Exposing weaknesses at this point is nothing to be ashamed of, because your tutor will fine-tune the lessons to focus on these and enable you to turn them into strong points.
Your tutor can work with you to remember literary devices and themes if you are better at recalling the names of authors and the titles of works, or can help you learn to analyze the idiosyncrasies of seventeenth-century literature if you are more familiar with modern works. Each aspect of your tutoring can be customized by you and your tutor, with the ultimate goal being to help you learn what you need to know for success on the CLEP English Literature exam.
Preparing for the test on your own can be difficult. Plus, you may unintentionally skip over content you are not familiar with, or don't realize you aren't as proficient at as you should be. As a study partner, your tutor's services are invaluable. They are as flexible as they are experienced, scheduling lessons around your classes, work, and other activities, and at a location that is most convenient for you. Would you rather study in school or at a library? Perhaps you're more comfortable being tutored at home. Your sessions can be in person or face-to-face online. Whatever you decide is fine with your instructor, who has experience teaching in a range of environments.
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